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Democratic National Convention – QNotes

The Intersection of LGBTQ History and Disability

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most beloved and most commonly invoked LGBTQ historical figures also had disabilities…

Convention Watch

Record Number of LGBTQ Delegates Represent North Carolina

North Carolina had a record-number of 18 LGBTQ delegates representing the state at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries

Primary Watch: Recapping the Primary Season of Biblical Proportions

The 2020 Democratic primaries for the U.S. presidency have been a series of contests that resulted in an unprecedented primary season of biblical proportions. The majority of the competitions this year were carried out while the United States was also fighting against the threat of a virus that has already claimed the lives of thousands of Americans, as well as creating a surge of adverse situations across the country.

New York, Kentucky Primaries Held Despite Previous Cancellation

Primary Watch: Biden wins New York and Kentucky Primaries, Celebrates LGBTQ Victory in Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

It has been nearly a month since Former Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, which resulted from early voting last month that took place in the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Biden Secures Nomination

Primary Watch: Candidate Reaches Required Delegate Count for Democratic Presidential Nomination and Develops Plan to Capture Significant LGBTQ Vote

While there are still more primaries scheduled to take place, Former Vice President Joe Biden has officially earned the number of pledged delegates in order to secure the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

Biden Wins Ohio and Kansas Primaries

Primary Watch: 2020 Primary Season to Linger on Amid Pandemic and Biden Appoints Openly-Gay Campaign Manager

If one thing is true of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, they are sure to leave a mark in U.S. history as being one of the longest and most drawn-out primary elections the country has ever seen. Voting delays are now considered the norm.

States Adjust to New Voting Methods Amid Pandemic

Primary Watch: Biden takes Wyoming and Alaska and DNC Postponed

The 2020 Democratic primary elections push forward amid the coronavirus outbreak, with the remaining states adjusting their contests by implementing safer voting practices per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The two most recent primaries to take place were Wyoming and Alaska, who both held their contests entirely by mail.

Why Lori Lightfoot is the Best, and Worst, VP Pick for Biden

Op-Ed

Anyone who is vaguely familiar with out lesbian Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot probably knows that she would be a strong vice presidential candidate. She has it all. … But with all that being said, anyone who is more intimately familiar with her probably knows that she is also the worst possible choice for a completely different, and perhaps surprising, reason.

Wisconsin’s Pandemic Primary

Primary Watch: Marginalized Communities Impacted and Sanders Bows Out

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the 2020 Democratic primary elections. Due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the reality of voting in America has changed.

Primaries continue in midst of pandemic

Primary Watch: Joe Biden wins all three states on March 17

Starting with the Iowa caucuses which were held on Feb. 3, and the remaining primaries scheduled to continue into June, all 50 U.S. states and seven U.S. territories are meant to allocate delegates to the Democratic party’s candidates.